QUOTE(jasca @ Jan 5 2010, 07:55 PM)
. I've been lurking around the forums here for a few days and I'm so pleased to have found adult learners. I started to play the cello a couple of years ago and I have a wonderful teacher, but all her other students are quite a bit younger than me! It's lovely to read here of so many other later starters involved in music.
I'm also planning to take flute lessons this year (though the plan does involve getting to the local music shop to pick up a list of teachers, and that seemed an awful lot easier when the trip didn't require snow shoes!). I suppose being a beginner cellist won't give me much of a headstart on the flute, but I can dream othewise
from another adult learner, also flute! I quite agree with andante, you'll make much faster progress with one instrument already under your belt.
It can be quite daunting when a Teacher's other pupils are all still at school, however I have learned that my teacher actually loves having some adult conversation even if I make slightly slower progress than some of her fast track young prodigies!! She has even been kind enough to wish that her younger pupils could copy my example of dedication and practice (not that my efforts are brilliant). But the others all seem so full of energy and promise and progress much faster than I do, which is galling.
Good luck with all your musical activities!